Stade Roland Garros

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Stade Roland Garros (French pronunciation: [stad ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos]; "Roland Garros Stadium") is a complex of tennis courts, including stadiums, located in Paris that hosts the French Open. That tournament, also known as Roland Garros, is a Grand Slam tennis championship played annually in late May and early June. The complex is named after Roland Garros (1888–1918), a pioneering French aviator, and was constructed in 1928 to host France's first defence of the Davis Cup. The 13.5-hectare (34-acre) complex contains twenty courts,[1] including three large-capacity stadiums; Les Jardins de Roland Garros, a large restaurant and bar complex;[2] Le Village, the press and VIP area; France's National Training Centre (CNE); and the Tenniseum, a bilingual, multimedia museum of the history of tennis.

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Stade Roland Garros
Nikolay Davydenko serves to David Nalbandian on Court Suzanne Lenglen, 2006 French Open
Location16th arrondissement, Paris, France
Public transitPorte d'Auteuil Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Michel-Ange–Molitor Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9 Paris Métro Line 10
Capacity15,000 (Court Philippe Chatrier)
10,068 (Court Suzanne Lenglen)
5,000 (Court Simonne Mathieu)
Surface"Clay" (see text)
Fédération Française de Tennis